Suzhou (苏州) is a city of about 6 million people on the banks of Taihu Lake near the lower reaches of the Yangtze in Jiangsu Province that was settled in 509 BC. The city has been famous for over the last thousand years of Chinese history because of its amazing silk. It was also a major commercial centre due to its location near the Grand Canal.
From the Suzhou Travel Guide
Average cheapest prices by month for budget accommodation in Suzhou
Overall it was a great experience for both of us. Location is great as it is very near to the main attractions. However, the room that we stayed in, the bathroom clogged on the first night and it was a bit disgusting. But after complaining to the reception, we managed to get it fixed almost immediately. ... more
Great hostel in fantastic city, staff very helpful but need a little more practice with there English but they try very hard, located in quite lane with security coded gate, good wi fi connection and free internet for first 30 minutes on hostels own computers but they do not time you, they have free DVD's to use plus DVD players also free in lounge ... more
The hostel is located right next to a touristy stretch of canal with shops, restaurants, and a place to catch a boat. The in-room wifi was a bit unreliable, but the coffeehouse was a very nice place to sit. Our room was arranged around a very nice outdoor courtyard. The bathroom was a bit leaky and cramped. ... more
Shanghai / Suzhou
I am in Shanghai now. I would like to go to the canal vilages/cities like Suzhou. I want to make this a day trip but start earliest and end latest but to end up in Shanghai that night. I want t do this budget. Can anyone advise me? Thanks ...
travelling in Shanghai Suzhou Wuxi
I am planning to go Shanghai, Suzhou ,Wuxi around mid November , do anyone knows any decent hotel or accomodation near to amenities. ...
Shanghai - Hangzhou - Suzhou route
at weekends. There are regular buses between Shanghai and Suzhou and I believe that you can get a train from Hangzhou to Suzhou, so you shouldn't have to many problems doing your trip in a loop. ...
Heaven on the Earth
Suzhou, my hometown, a city of 2500 years history, ----------"Venice in the east", --------"Land of fish and rice", ------"Home of silk" ----"City of gardens". ...
Posted in Scarlylan by Scarlylan
After the exciting and successful eclipse, we traveled to the beautiful water town of Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, where my friend had business. After a business meeting that day with his Chinese colleagues, that night I walked around lovely Suzhou, rejecting the proposition of an unattractive prostitute ...
Posted in Briskly Eclipsed In China by MarkX